Chivas Sells Glendronach to Indy BenRaich

Glendronach distillery

Glendronach distillery

Chivas on Thursday said it had agreed to sell its Glendronach distillery to BenRaich in order to concentrate on its other whisky brands, including The Glenlivet, the BBC reports.

Chivas, a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard, had previously sold the Speyside BenRaich distillery to the same investment consortium, led by Scotch industry veteran Billy Walker. The latest deal, reported earlier on Scotchtalk, adds to the growing number of independent distilleries of late.

Christian Porta, Chivas Brothers CEO, said: “We currently have 13 operational malt distilleries, including the recently re-opened Braeval distillery.

“We have also started significant expansion plans for The Glenlivet Distillery, which is one of the top 15 priority brands of Pernod Ricard.

“Therefore, our focus is to continue to develop and improve these distilleries.”

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~ by whisky1 on August 28, 2008.

One Response to “Chivas Sells Glendronach to Indy BenRaich”

  1. […] Distillery manager is Graham Eunson, a 25-year veteran with stints at Glenmorangie, Scapa and recent BenRaich acquisition Glendronach. […]

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